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Jihad’s Beltway Allies

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Chronicles Magazine, by Srdja Trifkovic Posted By: trapper- Thu, 30 04 2016 03:04:20 GMT In the final weeks of spring the Islamic State finally seemed to be in serious trouble. Its capital of Raqqa came under simultaneous pressure from forces supported by the Syrian government advancing from Palmyra in the southwest, and from the U.S.'supported (mainly Kurdish) Syrian Democratic Forces to the north. The scene was set for a 1945'style “race to Berlin.” Then, on June 17, came the “leak” of an internal memo by 51 middle' and low'level State Department officials criticizing the Obama administration’s policy in Syria and advocating U.S. military attacks on the government of Bashar al'Assad, to “undergird and drive

Naked man takes over Times Square, screams about Donald Trump

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New York Post, by Daniel Prendergast, Natalie Musumeci * Posted By: Drive- Thu, 30 48 2016 02:48:02 GMT A man screaming “Donald Trump where are you!” turned Times Square into an open air peep show Thursday morning — ambling to the top of the red staircase in Duffy Square completely naked–putting on a bizarre one'hour show, and then jumping off. Witnesses first spotted the man on 47th Street near Rockefeller Center before he took off west toward Times Square and climbed to the top of the TKTS booth at Seventh Avenue at about 8 a.m., shouting obscenities. The man demanded a meeting with GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee, who has a scheduled appearance in New Hampshire later today. “Donald Trump where are

Why police were called to a South Jersey third'grade class party

4 hours 41 min ago, by Emma Platoff Posted By: happywarrior- Thu, 30 20 2016 02:20:20 GMT On June 16, police were called to an unlikely scene: an end'of'the'year class party at the William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood. A third grader had made a comment about the brownies being served to the class. After another student exclaimed that the remark was "racist," the school called the Collingswood Police Department, according to the mother of the boy who made the comment. The police officer spoke to the student, who is 9, said the boy´s mother, Stacy dos Santos, and local authorities. Dos Santos said that the school overreacted and that her son made a comment about

Bill Clinton Up to No Good Visiting Attorney General Loretta Lynch

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PJ Media, by J. Christian Adams Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 30 44 2016 01:44:03 GMT Whenever Bill Clinton gets on a plane to meet a woman, he’s usually up to no good. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said her impromptu tarmac summit at Phoenix Sky Harbor was a purely social affair. Golf and grandchildren were on the agenda, she said, not how a home'brew server crammed with classified information ended up in Bill’s basement. The Attorney General normally doesn’t meet with family members of a target in an active FBI criminal investigation. Hillary is just that – a target in an FBI criminal investigation. But you’d never know that listening to Attorney General Lynch. She borrowed the narrative of

John Kerry: Brexit could be ´walked back´

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Guardian [UK], by Jennifer Rankin & agencies Posted By: Attercliffe- Thu, 30 32 2016 01:32:50 GMT The US secretary of state has raised doubts about whether Brexit will ever happen, suggesting most leave campaigners do not truly believe in Britain’s divorce from the EU and do not know how to achieve it. Claiming there were a number of ways in which Thursday’s vote could be “walked back”, John Kerry, who visited Downing Street on Monday, said David Cameron was loth to invoke article 50, the EU exit procedure. He said the British prime minister felt powerless to “start negotiating a thing that he doesn’t believe in” and “has no idea how he would do it”. Apparently

Fox targeted by FEC Dems in first'ever vote to punish debate sponsorship

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard Posted By: Drive- Thu, 30 19 2016 01:19:41 GMT Finally making good on long'harbored anger at conservative media, Democrats on the Federal Election Commission voted in secret to punish Fox News´ sponsorship of a Republican presidential debate, using an obscure law to charge the network with helping those on stage. It is the first time in history that members of the FEC voted to punish a media outlet´s debate sponsorship, and it follows several years of Democratic threats against conservative media and websites like the Drudge Report. The punishment, however, was blocked by all three Republicans on the commission, resulting in a 3'3 tie vote and no action.

GOP blue'collar heroes laud Trump

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Washington Examiner, by Byron York Posted By: Drive- Thu, 30 17 2016 01:17:15 GMT The Washington Examiner´s Jim Antle recently noted that despite talk of a Republican "consensus" on trade, "three runners'up for the Republican nomination who received strong conservative support — Pat Buchanan in 1996, Mike Huckabee in 2008 and Rick Santorum in 2012 — were to varying degrees protectionist." And that suggests the consensus isn´t really as much of a consensus as some might think. "It doesn´t exist, as far as I´m concerned," Santorum told me in a phone conversation Wednesday. The former senator, presidential candidate, and author of Blue Collar Conservatives has endorsed Trump and attended Trump´s trade speech in Santorum´s home

Couple on honeymoon narrowly survives Istanbul airport attack

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New York Post, by Natalie Musumeci Posted By: toledo- Thu, 30 15 2016 01:15:12 GMT One minute they were winding down from their honeymoon and getting ready to board a plane back to the Big Apple — and the next, they were dodging a gunman spraying bullets and running for cover during the longest 45 minutes of their lives. Iraqi'American reporter and activist Steven Nabil and his wife came “face to face” with one of the gunmen in the deadly terrorist attack on Istanbul’s main international airport Tuesday night. His wife was injured when three suspected ISIS suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded 239 others, blasting bullets before blowing themselves up

Breaking: Boris Johnson will not be Prime Minister ' MP rules out running for Tory leader

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Daily Express [UK], by Greg Heffer Posted By: Attercliffe- Thu, 30 55 2016 12:55:59 GMT The leading Brexit supporter had been widely expected to sweep to Downing Street on the back of his successful EU referendum campaign. But, despite setting out his vision for Britain´s future outside the EU, Mr Johnson revealed he had decided he is not the best man to lead the country out of the bloc. In a speech in central London, touted as the formal launch of his Tory leadership bid, Mr Johnson said: "I must tell you my friends, you who have waited faithfully for the punchline of this speech, having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances in Parliament I

The Enemy Doesn´t Coordinate With Your Narrative

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PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Posted By: Hazymac- Thu, 30 23 2016 12:23:59 GMT Select Committee on Benghazi has reconstructed what happened on the night of September 11, 2012. They depict a situation in which the administration was surprised by the attack on the Benghazi consulate, completely bereft of forces with which to respond, and groping for a narrative in the immediate aftermath. The most noteworthy aspects of the report were that president Obama ordered reinforcements sent as soon as it became clear the consulate was under attack. While he did not, as some have argued, deliberately withhold succor to the embassy, he might as well have done for the cupboard was bare. Owing to

Boris Johnson rules himself out of Conservative leader race

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BBC News, by Staff Posted By: Dreadnought- Thu, 30 22 2016 12:22:21 GMT Ex'London mayor Boris Johnson has ruled himself out of the race to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister. In a speech in London ' billed as his campaign launch ' Mr Johnson said he did not believe he could provide the leadership or unity needed. It comes after Justice Secretary and fellow Brexit campaigner Michael Gove´s surprise announcement on Thursday morning that he would run for leader. Home Secretary Theresa May is among the candidates. Nominations shut at noon. Also in the running are Energy minister Andrea Leadsom and Defence Secretary Liam Fox ' who campaigned to leave

Judge Expands Investigation into Hillary Clinton’s Dealings with Foundation

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National Review, by Brendan Bordelon Posted By: Honeybadger- Thu, 30 01 2016 12:01:27 GMT E-mails ordered released Wednesday could contain evidence that Clinton kept a secret, off-the-books schedule of meetings with foreign foundation donors as secretary of state. A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the State Department to produce the e-mail records of Hillary Clinton’s scheduler during her tenure as secretary of state, expanding an investigation being pursued by conservative nonprofit Citizens United into the overlap between Clinton’s official travel and her meetings with foreign Clinton Foundation donors. Citizens United is slated to receive all e-mails sent to and from Lona Valmoro, Clinton’s State Department

Hillary: All Fizzle And No Sizzle

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New York Post, by Armstrong Williams Posted By: Honeybadger- Thu, 30 52 2016 11:52:57 GMT ‘All sizzle and no steak,’ is a long'standing American idiom denoting someone who is full of style and flash, but lacks substance. But what about the opposite? – All Steak and no sizzle. Well, that might be ok, at least you’re getting a steak. But Hillary Clinton’s campaign of late may be a case of the worst of both worlds: all fizzle and no sizzle. While Donald Trump has had some recent stumbles, there is no doubt about one thing; among likely voters, the Trump brand sizzles. Despite failing to unify the Republican Party going into the convention, and lagging Hillary Clinton

Huma Abedin raised concerns about Clinton’s private server

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New York Post, by Bob Fredricks Posted By: FlyRight- Thu, 30 44 2016 11:44:14 GMT Hillary Clinton’s most'trusted ally was worried about her boss’ use of a private e'mail server after Clinton missed an important phone meeting with a “foreign minister” because her e'mail confirming the call went to her spam folder, according to documents released Wednesday. “She missed the call because . . . I never got the e'mail giving us the signoff to do it [the meeting]. So she wasn’t able to do her job, do what she needed to do,” Huma Abedin testified Tuesday during a deposition in a lawsuit filed by a government watchdog. Abedin, Clinton’s top aide when she was secretary of

Murdered in her bed: Teenage girl killed in terror attack

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Arutz Sheva [Israel], by David Rosenberg Posted By: Attercliffe- Thu, 30 31 2016 11:31:29 GMT A teenage girl was killed Thursday morning in Kiryat Arba when a terrorist broke into her home and stabbed her dozens of times as she lay in bed. A second victim, who responded to the terror attack, has been seriously wounded. The terrorist has been eliminated. MDA emergency responders were called to the scene at around 9:00 a.m. on Thursday following reports of a terror attack. Two victims were transferred to Jerusalem hospitals. A Kiryat Arba spokesperson said the terrorist penetrated the town´s security perimeter and entered the Ramat Mamre (Givat Harsina) neighborhood. Officials reported that the terrorist broke into

Taliban attack on police cadets near Kabul kills dozens

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BBC [UK], by Staff Posted By: Attercliffe- Thu, 30 23 2016 11:23:34 GMT Two bombs hit a convoy of buses carrying graduates from a ceremony on the city´s western outskirts. Paghman District Governor Musa Khan told the BBC that all but two of the dead were police cadets. The bombing was claimed by the Taliban and follows an attack on a bus just over a week ago that killed 14 people. The victims in the 20 June attack included Nepali security guards working for the Canadian embassy. In the latest violence, interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said there had been two blasts targeting the cadets. Officials are still trying to confirm the precise number of dead but witness

´Brexit means Brexit´ Theresa May launches bid to be PM with ´bold new positive vision´

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Daily Express [UK], by Greg Heffer Posted By: Attercliffe- Thu, 30 14 2016 11:14:16 GMT The senior Tory said last week’s EU referendum had left the country needing "strong leadership and a clear sense of direction". Despite supporting Britain remaining in the EU, Mrs May ruled out a second referendum on membership of the bloc. She said: “Brexit means Brexit”, adding: “There should be no attempts to remain in the EU through the back door." Mrs May promised to put controls on open'door EU migration as part of the Government’s Brexit negotiations. Even before last week’s historic vote, the Home Secretary had suggested there is a need to end Brussels’ free movement rules. The Maidenhead

IRS Scandal: No End To Lois Lerner´s Lawlessness

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff Posted By: RockyTCB- Thu, 30 09 2016 11:09:11 GMT Justice: IRS official Lois Lerner didn´t merely target conservative groups to take away their tax'free status, as first suspected, but also handed over more than a million pages of tax returns to the Justice Department. That´s a crime. It´s now apparent, if it wasn´t before, that the Internal Revenue Service '' which was created solely to collect revenues due the government, not to persecute the administration´s political enemies '' has become a kind of rogue agency. Its chief, John Koskinen, is being threatened with impeachment for not telling the truth in testimony before Congress. But Lerner, more than even Koskinen, has become

Democrats Try To Play Politics With Zika, And It Backfires

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff Posted By: RockyTCB- Thu, 30 05 2016 11:05:57 GMT Public Health: So let´s get this straight. The Senate votes to approve a $1.1 billion bill to fight Zika by a 52 to 48 margin. But since the Democrats filibustered the bill, that wasn´t enough to get it to the floor for a vote. And we´re supposed to believe this is the Republicans´ fault? "It´s a mockery of how Congress should treat an emergency," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D'Nev., complained Wednesday. Reid is certainly right about that. The emergency funds are supposed to go to help develop a vaccine, provide mosquito control and fund other Zika prevention efforts before the virus

ISIS on the march: Turkey and France among countries where terror group has ´covert units´, fanatics claim hours after 42 are massacred in Istanbul

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Daily Mail [UK], by Julian Robinson Posted By: Attercliffe- Thu, 30 02 2016 11:02:57 GMT Turkey and France have appeared on a chilling list of countries where ISIS claim to have ´covert units´ in place, it has emerged. The terror group has released a graphic claiming to show their global influence where it says it has operatives just hours after a devastating attack at Istanbul´s Ataturk Airport left 42 dead. It comes two years since ISIS leader Abu Bakr al'Baghdadi summoned Muslims worldwide to the group´s self'proclaimed ´caliphate´ in Syria in Iraq. The graphic claims that there are covert units operating in France ' a country still reeling from a deadly wave of attacks in Paris that